Man who shot woman during Benghazi movie was armed because he feared mass shootings

Last week, a man accidentally shot a woman during a screening of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi in Renton, Washington. The shooter, 29-year-old Dane Gallion, brought his concealed handgun because he was “concerned about recent mass shootings in public places.”

Gallion, who has his conceal cary permit, admitted to taking an anti-anxiety medication and drinking a 22-ounce beer before the film. Eyewitnesses reported seeing an intoxicated man “fumbling” with a handgun in the theater.

Michelle Millari, who was sitting in front of Gallion, was shot in the shoulder. Millari was released from the hospital on Sunday. Police are still investigating to determine how exactly Millari was shot.

After Millari was shot, Gallion fled the scene but later spoke to his father, who ultimately called 9-1-1, prompting his son later turned himself in.

Police heard several different versions of events. According to his father’s 911 call, Gallion dropped the gun and it went off. However, he later told police that someone reached toward his crotch, and Millari was accidentally shot when he was reaching for his gun.

Police have released very little new information about the case, but confirmed on Saturday that someone had disturbed Gallion during the film. He has been released on $25,000 bail.

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